WWII Atlantic Convoys

nigelcollett
13th November 2005, 10:00
A puzzler for you - Does anybody know the maximum number of crossing made by a merchant ship of the N Atlantic during WWII.

To date I have the Athelprince (8792grt/1926) which made 46 crossing. She went to the breakers in 1954. There were at least three claims of her demise from U46, U48 and an Italian sub of the Calvi class. In addition she collided with the Castilian (Westcott & Lawrence) no serious damage.

Put your thinking caps on

Regards

NigelC

John Rogers
13th November 2005, 12:39
One Fyffes the S.S. Bayano made 40 crossings of the Atlantic,her crew named her "Lucky Bayano"
John

lnance
12th December 2005, 06:41
undefinedOne Fyffes the S.S. Bayano made 40 crossings of the Atlantic,her crew named her "Lucky Bayano"
John

My mother sailed from England on the SS Bayano in November 1941. Does anyone have a piture of it?

ruud
12th December 2005, 07:27
Ahoy Inance,

I'll hope this is the one you're looking for?Sorry for the poor quality of the picture.

non descript
12th December 2005, 09:00
Ruud, a great site and a great sight.

Well done Sir.

(Applause)

John Rogers
12th December 2005, 14:48
PM me with your email address and I will send you three pictures of the Bayano.
John